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When Does A Platform Create Value By Limiting Choice?, Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Hanna Halaburda 2014 SelectedWorks

When Does A Platform Create Value By Limiting Choice?, Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Hanna Halaburda

Hanna Halaburda

We present a theory for why it might be rational for a platform to limit the number of applications available on it. Our model is based on the observation that even if users prefer application variety, applications often also exhibit direct network effects. When there are direct network effects, users prefer to consume the same applications to benefit from consumption complementarities. We show that the combination of preference for variety and consumption complementarities gives rise to (i) a commons problem (to better satisfy their individual preference for variety, users have an incentive to consume more applications than the number that ...


The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


A Multilevel Analysis Of Problem-Based Learning Design Characteristics, Kimberly S. Scott 2014 Purdue University

A Multilevel Analysis Of Problem-Based Learning Design Characteristics, Kimberly S. Scott

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning

The increasing use of experience-centered approaches like problem-based learning (PBL) by learning and development practitioners and management educators has raised interest in how to design, implement and evaluate PBL in that field. Of particular interest is how to evaluate the relative impact of design characteristics that exist at the individual and team levels of analysis. This study proposes and tests a multilevel model of PBL design characteristics. Participant perceptions of PBL design characteristics are used to examine PBL reactions and perceived learning outcomes. Findings affirm the importance of problem design characteristics and effective team facilitation, while raising new questions about ...


Game Theoretical Models Of Competition In Time-Sensitive Markets, Behrouz Bakhtiari 2014 McMaster University

Game Theoretical Models Of Competition In Time-Sensitive Markets, Behrouz Bakhtiari

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

This study focuses mainly on situations of time-based competition. Three problems in this context will be studied in three different parts. In the first part, we will examine the promised delivery time (PDT) competition for firms whose production processes consist of more than one stage. We study three games; a) when each firm consists of two stages and has identical production rates in both stages, b) when each firm consists of k stages and has identical production rate in all stages and, c) when each firm consists of two stages and has different production rates in each stage. In the ...


Eudaimonic Job Satisfaction: Exploring Global And Facet Satisfaction With Fulfilled Job Purposes, Teresa J. Rothausen Ph.D. 2014 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Eudaimonic Job Satisfaction: Exploring Global And Facet Satisfaction With Fulfilled Job Purposes, Teresa J. Rothausen Ph.D.

Management Faculty Working Papers

Wellbeing comprises two distinct, related dimensions, labeled subjective wellbeing and psychological wellbeing, hedonia and eudaimonia, or happiness and purpose, respectively. Yet within the job domain, there is little explicit consideration of eudaimonic elements. In this article, eudaimonic job satisfaction is defined, and global and facet measures derived from theory are developed. These measures are then used in a field sample of 425 working adults to explore the potential contribution of eudaimonic job satisfaction toward explaining aspects of organizational behavior. Findings suggest that eudaimonic facet job satisfaction comprises six facets, which are satisfaction with the job’s impact on and facilitation ...


A Contingency Theory Of Collective Action In Market Formation, Brandon Lee, Jeroen Struben 2014 Melbourne Business School

A Contingency Theory Of Collective Action In Market Formation, Brandon Lee, Jeroen Struben

Brandon Lee

We develop a novel analytical framework to study the role of collective action in the formation of new markets. Using supply and demand uncertainty as two central dimensions underlying all market formation efforts, we theorize under what conditions collective action is necessary for the successful formation of a market and examine the role and form of coordination. To do this, we identify tactics utilized by actors seeking to form a new market and three important contingency factors that impact formation success: returns to contributions, substitutability of contributions, and interest heterogeneity. Our findings have implications for organization theory, economic sociology, and ...


Strategic Use Of Analytics Can Boost Business, Singapore Management University 2014 Singapore Management University

Strategic Use Of Analytics Can Boost Business, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

The key lies not in the quantity of data used but in using the right data and doing a trial run.


Big Pharma Is Hurt, Singapore Management University 2014 Singapore Management University

Big Pharma Is Hurt, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Cutting down R&D inefficiency and restoring the trust of investors and consumers are key to curing the industry’s ills.


Leading With Character, Singapore Management University 2014 Singapore Management University

Leading With Character, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Procter & Gamble’s former CEO speaks about taking responsibility and acting quickly to succeed.


What Is The Meaning Of This? Identity And Wellbeing In Sensemaking About Retention And Turnover, Teresa J. Rothausen, Kevin E. Henderson 2014 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

What Is The Meaning Of This? Identity And Wellbeing In Sensemaking About Retention And Turnover, Teresa J. Rothausen, Kevin E. Henderson

Management Faculty Working Papers

Explanations of turnover from extant management research focus on the what (content) and how (process) of turnover. This study explores the why (meaning) to employees of quitting or staying at an employing organization, in order to add a new layer to our understanding of retention and turnover. Analysis of data from in-depth interviews with leavers and stayers, both post hoc and in situ, using grounded theory methods, reveals identity and psychological wellbeing assessment sensemaking cycles, which occur periodically or when threat to core elements of identity and wellbeing across life domains is perceived. Core elements of identity and wellbeing include ...


Evaluating Conflict Between Employees: Exploring The Costs To An Organization, David Cross Ph.D., Scott W.M. Burrus Ph.D., Melanie Shaw Ph.D. 2014 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Evaluating Conflict Between Employees: Exploring The Costs To An Organization, David Cross Ph.D., Scott W.M. Burrus Ph.D., Melanie Shaw Ph.D.

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

Conflicts between employees result in decreased job satisfaction, negative relationships within the organization, and a loss of employee commitment to both the organization and the specific job performed. Workplace conflicts have high costs to businesses. In aviation, the results of conflict can be deadly. The Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) is designed to help people learn practical strategies to mitigate conflict. A sample of 228 people from the aviation industry completed a pre-training survey, participated in scenario-based SDI training, and then completed a post-training survey regarding the effectiveness of the SDI to help them manage conflict. Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance ...


The Ethical-Religious Framework For Shalom, Michael E. Cafferky 2014 Southern Adventist Univeristy

The Ethical-Religious Framework For Shalom, Michael E. Cafferky

Faculty Works

This paper explores the ancient Hebrew Decalogue, the Ten Commandments, a traditional ethical-religious framework for business conduct, in terms of its contribution to well-being. Some elements of the Decalogue align with what contemporary scholars believe are generally-accepted moral principles expected of businesses. This paper addresses the question of how all the elements of the Decalogue contribute to the Hebrew concept of Shalom. The purpose of the Decalogue is established in the context of a covenant community of believers. Each of the Ten Commandments is evaluated in terms of its contribution to Shalom.


Business Education For Nurse Leaders: A Case Study Of Leadership Development In A Vital, Highly Gendered Industry, Teresa J. Rothausen, Dawn M. Bazarko DNP, MPH, RN 2014 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Business Education For Nurse Leaders: A Case Study Of Leadership Development In A Vital, Highly Gendered Industry, Teresa J. Rothausen, Dawn M. Bazarko Dnp, Mph, Rn

Management Faculty Working Papers

In the U.S. and globally, the current shortage of nurses could have crippling effects on health care systems, yet within healthcare nurses are the most underserved by developmental opportunities, especially in terms of organizational leadership and business-related education. To address this gap, we developed a program focused on the cultivation of executive mindset and enterprise-level organizational knowledge and skills in nurse leaders, under the auspices of the executive education division in a business school. Since inception, we have delivered the program three times, and feedback from participating nurse leaders and their organizations indicates that the program is successful as ...


An Indian Healthcare Company’S Foray Onto The World Stage, Singapore Management University 2014 Singapore Management University

An Indian Healthcare Company’S Foray Onto The World Stage, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Fortis Healthcare expanded from one hospital to over 70 in a dozen years. It is now consolidating to focus on what it does best: saving lives.


Managers Need To Be Less Controlling, Singapore Management University 2014 Singapore Management University

Managers Need To Be Less Controlling, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Being so can motivate employees better than material incentives.


Understanding The Farmer: An Analysis Of The Entrepreneurial Competencies Required For Diversification To Farm Tourism, Chris Phelan 2014 SelectedWorks

Understanding The Farmer: An Analysis Of The Entrepreneurial Competencies Required For Diversification To Farm Tourism, Chris Phelan

Dr Chris Phelan

This study analyses the processes of agricultural and rural restructuring that have characterised rural economies since the end of the Second World War, leading to a reorientation from productivist to more entrepreneurial models of farming. In particular, the transition from the conventional role of the farmer as price taker, which requires appropriate technical and managerial competency, towards that of price maker, which calls for broader entrepreneurial competencies is highlighted. This transition is explored in the context of farm tourism, identified as a diversification strategy to promote a more sustainable rural economy and to protect farm incomes against market fluctuation. To ...


Regional Infrastructure Department Implementation Plan: Prepared For The Towns Of Wenham And Hamilton, Massachusetts And The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, University of Massachusetts Boston 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Regional Infrastructure Department Implementation Plan: Prepared For The Towns Of Wenham And Hamilton, Massachusetts And The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center For Public Management, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management Publications

The purpose of this Organizational Assessment is to: a) quantify the resources needed to establish a new regional public works department; b) assess whether those resources are available or could be made available; c) prepare a recommendation of those functions to be merged; and d) make recommendations on an organizational structure and governance process.


Delay Discounting Affects Entrepreneurial Intention And Action, Tyson Barrett 2014 Utah State University

Delay Discounting Affects Entrepreneurial Intention And Action, Tyson Barrett

Research on the Hill (Salt Lake City)

Delay discounting impacts every decision a human makes when given the option of a sooner or a later receipt of a reward. This tendency results in individuals giving up bigger, later rewards for smaller, sooner ones. However, individuals differ in their level of discounting according to their innate tendency and the situation. For example, some individuals naturally discount future rewards more, resulting in preferring even smaller rewards sooner. Because delay discounting affects such a broad spectrum of decision making, the authors hypothesized that delay discounting affects when, or if, an individual intends on starting a business. If an individual starts ...


Enhancing Your Credibility As A Professional: Things To Do - Things To Avoid, Aaron W. Hughey 2014 Western Kentucky University

Enhancing Your Credibility As A Professional: Things To Do - Things To Avoid, Aaron W. Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Persistence Of The Drug Trade In Colombia: The Political, Social, And Economic Dimensions Of New Illicit Business Paradigms In Colombia, Tess Davis 2014 University of Puget Sound

The Persistence Of The Drug Trade In Colombia: The Political, Social, And Economic Dimensions Of New Illicit Business Paradigms In Colombia, Tess Davis

International Political Economy Senior Theses

With the demise of the Colombian cartels in the late 1980s, a new business paradigm has emerged in Colombia and other Latin American countries. Throughout the last several decades, numerous political, social, and economic factors have aided in the emergence and growth of this new illicit venture. Internally, illicit ventures are shaped by the state’s increased dependence on the illicit drug trade, a shift in societal acceptance of the ventures, the nature of Colombian culture, and a lack of opportunity in the legal economy. Externally, these ventures are shaped by increased foreign political pressure from the United States as ...


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